B’z has announced that their live tour B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 -Whole Lotta NEW LOVE- will release on DVD & Blu-ray on February 26, 2020! The home video release will feature the full show performed at Saitama Super Arena in July last year.
This will mark the first official release of the new B’z song “Kimi to Nara”, which served as the Theme Song to the Japanese TV show “Beshari Kurashi”. In addition, dedicated video footage of the three songs, which were regularly switched out in the set list throughout the tour, will be part of the bonus content. A special montage of “Tsuwamono Hashiru” featuring different venues rounds up the bonus content of this release.
The whole package will cost 7300 Yen.
B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 -Whole Lotta NEW LOVE-
01. MY NEW LOVE
02. MR. ARMOUR
04. Ore yo Karma wo Ikiro
05. Towa ni Wakaku
06. Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
08. ultra soul
09. Koi Karasu
10. Golden Rookie
11. Rain & Dream
14. Hadashi no Megami
15. Kimi to Nara (previously unreleased)
17. Ichibu to Zenbu
18. Still Alive
20. Tsuwamono Hashiru
22. Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
・Da La Da Da
・Tsuwamono Hashiru -Tour Digest-
B’z have started their “route 2020” campaign for the year, by updating their website with a special design. The sign posts suggest that there are further announcements to come this year! And the distance between the sign posts could mean the time interval between individual announcements…?
Or is B’z planning to do another U.S. tour given the “Route 66” themed website? Tell us your predictions in the comments!
In a surprise announcement, B’z have revealed that their latest tour B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 -Whole Lotta NEW LOVE- is going to be released on home video in 2020. Details regarding the contents of the release are yet to be unveiled. The same goes for the release date.
For the moment, you can enjoy a teaser of the show featuring footage of “Tsuwamono Hashiru”.
A belated happy new year to everyone! As usual, B’z posted their new year message on the official fanclub website. In the video, Tak and Koshi recount their activities from last year, such as their new album, B’z tour and side activities.
For 2020, Tak and Koshi have planned solo activities. INABA/SALAS will be returning this year with tour dates already announced. The upcoming INABA/SALAS tour will be supported by a new album that will be announced in due time. Tak has also begun work on a solo project last year — tour and album will probably be announced soon.
But what about B’z activities? Tak and Koshi tell us that they will also be providing us with B’z material this year — possibly around the time of the Summer Olympic/Paralympic Games in Japan. And don’t forget the B’z LIVE-GYM 2019 home video that will for sure be released this year!
Below you can watch the new year video message released to B’z fanclub members. A brief summary is given in this article.
The 2019 LIVE-GYM “Whole Lotta NEW LOVE” has kicked off at Kagoshima Arena with the first of a full summer of shows. It was preceded by B’z SHOWCASE 2019 –Makaitenshow– earlier in the week with the same setlist. It’s unknown how many songs will alternate through the tour but we will keep you updated!
All of the tour’s goods have been revealed as well, including T-shirts and all tour-specific specialty items here.
The full setlist is posted below along with tallies on when each song was last played live.(more…)
The twenty-first B’z album NEW LOVE has debuted at the top of the Oricon charts with 207,000 physical copies. Though not led by a single (a first for them) and with the continued decline of physical sales for non-idol groups, the album outsold 2017’s DINOSAUR and almost matched EPIC DAY without television appearances or extensive marketing.
Oricon reports B’z album sales are now at 46,872,000. This extends the record for Most Albums Sold and Most Number-One Albums with their eighteenth consecutive studio album and twenty-ninth top album overall (when factoring in compilations and mini albums).
If you’re on the fence, check out three music videos from the B’z YouTube Channel: